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Wollongong City Council

English Language Support Directory

Below is a list of free English language support resources for newly arrived migrants.

We have provided this information as a guide, but details may change without notice. If you need to confirm details of an activity, contact the organiser shown below.

Where: Wollongong Library, Tom Thumb Room, 41 Burelli Street Wollongong
When: Wednesdays 6 - 8pm
Contact: (02) 4227 7414 or email inclusiveaustralia@aue.salvationarmy.org
Where: Warrawong Library, 67-71 King Street, Warrawong
When: Saturdays 10am - 12pm during school term
Contact: (02) 4227 8133 or email inclusiveaustralia@aue.salvationarmy.org

Come and practise English conversation in a friendly setting with free drinks and snacks.

Where: Wollongong Baptist Church, 330 Keira Street, Wollongong
When: Wednesdays 12.30 - 2.30pm during school term
Contact: Andrew Schachtel 0433 827 431 or email aps0948@gmail.com

Free classes for beginners to advanced in a relaxed and friendly setting.

Where: Corrimal Region Uniting Church, Underwood Centre, Corner of Russell and Underwood Streets, Corrimal.
When: Thursdays 12.45 - 2.45pm
Contact: John Bremner (02) 4284 4033

Free classes run by the Anglican Churches with Anglicare support.

Where: Bulli Anglican Church, 66 Park Road, Bulli
When: Mondays 10am - 12pm
Contact: Karen Davies (02) 4284 3021
Where: St Mark's Anglican Church, 429 Crown Street, West Wollongong
When: Mondays 9.50am - 12pm 
Contact: Jan Williams (02) 4225 8622
Where: St Michael's Anglican Church, corner of Church and Market Streets, Wollongong
When: Tuesdays 10am - 12pm
Contact: Lydia Russell (02) 4228 9132
Where: Warrawong Anglican Church, 282 Cowper Street, Warrawong
When: Wednesdays 9.30 - 11.30am
Contact: Sue Cornford (02) 4201 1800
Where: St John's Anglican Church, 16-18 Eastern Street, Keiraville
When: Fridays 9.30 - 11.30am
Contact: Gerrard Drury (02) 4226 4411

For general enquiries about the English for Life program, contact Anglicare's Sue Radkovic on (02) 4201 1800 or 0417 571 405, or email susan.radkovic@anglicare.org.au

Drop in, practice English, enjoy afternoon tea, meet new friends and listen to presentations from local service providers.

Where: SCARF offices, Community Gateway Hub, 26 Atchison Street, Wollongong
When: Fridays 11.30am - 1pm 
Contact: Call (02) 4224 8646 or email the Coffee Community Connections coordinators

Free English language lessons and English language acquisition activities. No restrictions around Visa or length of time in Australia.

Advanced English - Women Only (free child minding available)
Where: Wollongong West Public School Community Hub
When: Tuesdays 10.15am - 1.15pm
Contact: Maree Szalla 0409 717 877 or email mszalla@ims.org.au

Beginners to Intermediate English - Women Only (free child mining available)
Where: Wollongong West Public School Community Hub 
When: Wednesdays 10 - 11.15am
Contact: Maree Szalla 0409 717 877 or email mszalla@ims.org.au

Beginners to Advanced English - Women Only (free child mining available)
Where: Wollongong Public School Community Hub 
When: Wednesdays 12 - 2.30pm
Contact: Evoon Yacoub 0439 898 092 or email evacoub@ims.org.au

Beginners to Intermediate English - Women Only
Where: Warrawong Public School Community Hub
When: Thursdays 9.30 - 11am 
Contact: Hanaa Al Basha 0402 524 271

Men's English
Where: Wollongong Public School Community Hub
When: Thursdays 1 - 2.30pm 
Contact: Evoon Yacoub 0439 898 092 or email evacoub@ims.org.au

Beginners to Advanced English - Women Only (free child minding available)
Where: Wollongong Public School Community Hub
When: Fridays 9am - 12pm
Contact: Evoon Yacoub 0439 898 092 or email evacoub@ims.org.au

Teaching and practising the Citizenship test.

Details of next sessions coming soon.

Free English language classes for people eligible for the Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS) program. Classes support reading, writing, listening and speaking skills for work, education and everyday communication. The classes include Citizenship Test practice exercises.

Where: 17 Auburn Street, Wollongong
When: Fridays 10am - 12pm
Contact: Nadia Abu-Gazaleh (02) 4229 6855 or email NAbu-Gazaleh@ims.org.au

Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) students are eligible to be matched with a volunteer Tutor from the community to assist with settlement in Australia. Volunteer English Tutors are trained volunteers. After training is completed, we match Tutors with one of our AMEP migrant students.

The learner and volunteer Tutor meet one-on-one somewhere convenient in the community, such as a coffee shop or library, once a week for at least one hour to help improve their English and understand Australian culture.

Contact: Max Solutions 1800 021 560

Secondary and tertiary student homework sessions.

Where: Tom Thumb Room, Wollongong Library, 41 Burelli Street, Wollongong
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 - 6pm.